Clive Moloney is a visual artist based in Boston Massachusetts, where he is currently undertaking a MFA at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Moloney graduated from Limerick School of Art and Design with first class honours in 2007. In 2009 he became a founding member of Faber Studios and Gallery where he held a studio space and for a time facilitated the management, development and curation of the space. Moloney's work is based in both the gallery and the wider public realm, he is interested in process based work, object making and socio-political issues.

He has exhibited nationally and internationally, most notably at Limerick City Gallery of Art, Irish Museum of Contemporary Art, Limerick Printmakers Studios and Gallery, Cork Contemporary Projects, Occupy Space Limerick, Massachusetts College of Art and Design Annual Benefit Auction, Gallery Kayafas and Arca Archa.

Moloney has been featured in Studies in Art Education Journal and has been awarded the RDS Taylor Award, Bank of Ireland Purchase Award, North Tipperary Artist Bursary, The National Arts Council Travel and Training Award, Beker and Pace Scholarships.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Coerce, Solo Show by Clive Moloney

Solo exhibition at Faber Studios and Gallery, Catherine Street, Limerick.
Preview/Thursday 21st at 7pm.
Drinks reception.

Clive Moloney’s current body of work deals with the concept of control. He illustrates this concept through the process of mould making and casting and attempting to dismantle or blur the boundaries between the mould and cast. Traditionally the mould and cast are seen as two separate entities, the mould being used to create the cast and then discarded. The process is conventionally used to replicate an object that already exists.

Moloney chooses to build his own moulds from plastic, wood, rubber bands and stone and often displayed them as an element of the finished work. The process plays with the mould and cast, creating a grey area in between. The artist uses plaster and sugar syrup as his casting materials.

The very structured, controlled, geometric shapes are allowed to spill into more abstract, organic forms. The artist’s attempts to control and coerce his materials (and their subsequent form) are in constant struggle with a willingness to let go and allow the materials to create their own forms.

The exhibition runs for 8 days from 12 - 5.
Closed on Sunday 24th.